Thursday, July 31, 2014

Moonlight Mini Treat Bag

These treat bags are easy and fast to make--great for school friend gifts or office gifts! This bag holds one mini-treat--Twix for the win!--so it's affordable to give out LOTS.

The papers in one of Stampin' Up!'s wonderful small Designer Series Paper Stacks (Moonlight in this case) work perfectly--no cutting! If you don't have one of these Stacks yet, you could cut your paper to 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.

1. Put short side of paper at the top of the scoring board.
2. Score at ½ inch down the left side.
3. Turn 180 degrees and put long side at top.
4. Score at 1, 1 ½, 2, 4, 4 ½, 5
5. Cut all but center tab off bottom of paper. (See sample in box)
6. Use tiny amount of Tombo glue or Sticky Strip to adhere the sides together, then adhere the bottom flap to close.

Go ahead! Make a few! They're fun and addicting!


Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Moonlight DSP Stack, Whisper White, Gold Fancy Foil Vellum
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: adhesive, Hello Honey ribbon, Banners Framelits, Artisan Label Punch, Simply Scored

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Love my Paper Pumpkin!

This card was made with contents of the July Paper Pumpkin kit and a bit of Moonlight DSP! Easy peasy!

CLICK HERE to take advantage of the great special on now for the Paper Pumpkin--

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Doodled Bloom

Inspired by UnderstandBlue on Splitcoaststampers, I tried doodling the single stamp Blended Bloom, instead of coloring it. I did it at the dentist office, while waiting for my kids. :-) Best use of dental office time ever! I used my Project Life x Stampin' Up! Journaling pens--I love them!

It's fun to find different ways to use stamps, don't you think?

Stamps: Blended Bloom
Paper Shimmer White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: PLxSU Journaling pens

Friday, July 25, 2014

Blooming with Blendabilities!

A couple weeks ago, I shared some of my practice coloring on my Facebook page. This was one of those images, and I think it turned out ok! It belonged on a card, and here it is. If you're interested in learning more about Blendabilities, send me an email!

Stamps: Bloom with Hope (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight), Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Labels Framelits, Pearls, Zig Zag Embossing Folder

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bits and pieces

You know how you have those bits and pieces all over your crafting table? No? Maybe that's just me. I can't bear to throw away bows and die cuts and little fiddly bits that I made but didn't work out. Some of the bits found their way onto this card.

The striped patterned paper is a bit I cut off a Project Life by Stampin Up card, and I just love it! The bow is from a class a few months ago using the Envelope Punch Board.

What can you make from leftover bits on your desk???

Stamps: Four You
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, 2013 In Color DSP stack
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Project Life by Stampin Up, Decorative Dots embossing folder

Monday, July 21, 2014

Paper Pumpkin gift box

This adorable little box is part of the July Paper Pumpkin kit! Aren't you sorry you missed it??? The kit has 6 of these boxes, a roll of the white satin ribbon you see here, white baker's twine, 6 card bases and envelopes, two sheets of stickers (the letters "WISH", hearts, and stars), a sheet of silver foil stars, a Blackberry Bliss ink spot, and a 10-piece photopolymer stamp set! Wow!

The kits really are a great value, and right now, new subscribers can get two months at half price by going here and signing up with the code HALFOFF2

Sign up before July 27 and I will send you a FREE gift of Stampin Up dimensionals as a thank you! 

Check out my business Facebook page and see the card project from July's kit, too!

Don't miss another month of fabulous Paper Pumpkin! Local customers who sign up with me as their demonstrator are invited to a FREE monthly Paper Pumpkin Playdate! Long-distance Paper Pumpkin customers will receive an email with pictures and instructions from our bonus projects at the Playdate.

Let me know when you've signed up, and I'll send you the details!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Simple Love

Need a simple wedding or anniversary card??? This was a quick card that still does the job. Gold is "back in," which is great, because if I stick with what I like, eventually "fashion" agrees with me periodically. :-)

The Large Polka Dot embossing folder is becoming a favorite, and of course the Little Letters Thinlits are *awesome*! Add a little gold baker's twine, and the card is ready to go!

Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil
Accessories: Large Polka Dot emb folder, Little Letters Thinlits, Gold Baker's Twine

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Black and Gold Bravo for CAS299

I'm a little bit addicted to the Clean and Simple sketches! This card features CAS299.  Gold and black make for a dramatic color scheme, and this card gave me a theater sort of feel! What better sentiment than "Bravo" from the new photopolymer set to round it out? This very affordable set ($25.95) contains lots of BIG sentiments that make card design easy. 

I also wanted to use my very favorite Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the catalog, Back to Black! Don't forget that regular DSP is on sale this month, Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Lots of circle punches and dies made this design easy to execute. There will definitely be more cards coming from this sketch!

Stamps: Bravo
Paper: Black, Whisper White, Back to Black DSP, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Circle punches and dies, Gold embossing powder, Chalk Marker